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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19.

1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies

2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems

 

 

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

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Carbon pollution rolls from Sammis Coal-fired Power Plant. Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers. credit: Akron Beacon Journal

In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though. 

Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.

And they want you and me to pay for it.

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Fight for Ohio’s State Forests – No Logging!

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Shawnee State Forest trail next to logging site. Which is the trail? Where are the logging roads? Why can’t we tell?

Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action

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Energy and Renewables

As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.

Check out our resources page to get more information on what you can do to help!

 

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Sierra Club, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, and Westminster Presbyterian Church teamed up to promote energy efficiency!

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Ohio Statehouse photo courtesy of www.gongwer-oh.com

Ohio Statehouse photo courtesy of www.gongwer-oh.com

Thank you to all of our supporters and members for a fun and successful Clean Energy Lobby Day!  We would like to thank everyone who helped us on a rainy, wet lobby day on Tuesday because it would not have been possible without all of you.  While together we have made our voices heard about clean energy in Ohio, our work is far from being done.  We have seen coal mine tragedies, unprecedented oil spills, all of which are reminders that our fossil fuel dependence is dirty, expensive, and even deadly. Read More

Ohio Boasts Clean Energy Jobs

February 4th, 2010

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The Buckeye State is leading the pack in Clean Energy Jobs! The Council of State Governments recently ranked Ohio as Number One in the nation for green job creation, with nearly 2,500 jobs created or retained through home weatherization. Jennifer Miller, conservation program coordinator for the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter, was interviewed with the Public News Service.

Click here to listen to Jen Miller’s radio interview, which was featured on radio stations statewide.

The Ohio House passed House Bill 7 on Wednesday, December 16 , which establishes energy efficiency standards for state funded building projects.  HB 7 will benefit Ohio’s environment and save taxpayers dollars. Stay tuned for more information after the new year as we look to the Ohio Senate.

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Home insulation

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On behalf of a large coalition of consumer, industry, and environmental advocates, our staffer Jen Miller recently testified to the Residential Construction Advisory Committee in support of stronger efficiency standards in residential construction.

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